Local elections will be in May, and while a millage increase for Hamburg is on the ballot, there are no contested school board races.
The deadline to run for school board was Feb. 20 and all of the races are unopposed.
In Crossett C.E. “Eddie” Goodson will run without opposition for Zone 3.
“I look forward to continuing the great work being done by Superintendent Gary Williams, the Board of Directors, the staff, and the students of the Crossett School District,” Goodson said in a written announcement after filing his paperwork. “We have made great strides in the last several years and the future looks to be even greater. I look forward to continuing to partner with four other board members who care about the success of the District and are committed to work together to assist Mr. Williams in fostering an environment that allows the staff and students to achieve every goal they set. I thank the people of Crossett for being so supportive of the school and allowing us to provide for the needs of the District.”
In Hamburg, no names will appear on the ballot because the candidates did not turn in the proper paper work.
Deputy County Clerk Wanda Rush said Mike Hartley — the current representative for Hamburg’s Zone 4 — did not file for re-election. Shawn Hickman, who represents 6 representative did not have enough signatures to file for the race. No one else filed for either position, however.
“That just means they will carry over,” Rush said.
A proposed millage increase will be the only thing on Hamburg’s ballot. Hamburg is currently at 35.5 mills, 25 mills for maintenance and opertion and 10.5 mills for debt service. The district is requesting 4 mill increase for school improvements and building projects. If the voters pass the increase, the district will be at 39.5 mills.
Crossett has no millage increase and no contested candidate races therefore there will be no early voting or absentee voting, and the polls will only be open to Crossett voters on Election Day which is May 21.